New Zealand Certificate in Business (Small Business)
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About the course
What can I expect out of this qualification?
The purpose of this qualification is to provide Aotearoa New Zealand with people who have the knowledge and skills to establish, operate, grow, and sustain a small business.
Graduates of this qualification will be able to apply business skills and knowledge to a small business, in accordance with ngā kaupapa o te Tiriti o Waitangi (the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi), and in a multi-cultural environment.
Key Information for Students
NCEA (Level 2), or NZ Certificate in Business (Introduction to Small Business) (Level 3), or NZ Certificate in Retail (Level 3), or NZ Certificate in Business (Administration and Technology) (Level 3), or NZ Certificate in Foundation Studies (Level 2), or A qualification at Level 2 or above, with evidence of literacy and numeracy abilities equivalent to NCEA (Level 1), or Evidence of relevant knowledge and experience, including literacy and numeracy abilities equivalent to NCEA (Level 2). Applicants whose first language is not English must have an acceptable level of English language fluency prior to enrolment in the programme. IELTS 5.5 General or Academic (no band score lower than 5) NZCEL Level 3 with an endorsement of either General, Workplace, or Academic For acceptable alternatives refer to the English Proficiency Outcomes Chart.
See provider website for more details about entry to this qualification.
(what you pay)
Government tuition subsidy
(what the government pays)
A Compulsory Student Services Fee may be charged, see your provider for details.
National Graduate Outcomes
Outcomes for students who completed qualifications at the same level and in the same subject area, three years after completion:
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Where does this information come from?
The Key Information for Students data is compiled by the Tertiary Education Commission based on information provided by tertiary education providers and the Ministry of Education. Remember to check the provider’s website for further details.
NZQA supplies all other information based on material from the provider.
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